Texas Mexican Railway International Bridge
|Texas Mexican Railway International Bridge|
|Locale||Laredo, Texas –
Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
|Official name||Texas Mexican Railway International Bridge|
|Other name(s)||Laredo International Railway Bridge|
|Maintained by||Texas Mexican Railway
Kansas City Southern de México
|Total length||1275 ft (389 m)|
|Width||18 ft (5.5 m)|
The Texas Mexican Railway International Bridge is the only railway international bridge that crosses the U.S.-Mexico border between the cities of Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. It is owned and operated by Texas Mexican Railway and Kansas City Southern de México. It is also known as the Laredo International Railway Bridge and Puente Negro (The Black Bridge).
On January 1, 2005, Kansas City Southern (KCS) took control of The Texas Mexican Railway Company and the U.S. portion of the International Bridge in Laredo, Texas. The railroad is a vital link in KCS's rail network, connecting The KCS and TFM, S.A. de C.V.
On the U.S. side the Bridge is located in the western termini of the Texas-Mexican Railway in Laredo, Texas. In Mexico it is located in the northern termini of the Kansas City Southern Railway in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.
When the Laredo International Railway Bridge 2 is completed the Texas-Mexican Railway International Bridge will be converted to either a northbound express lane for trailers and buses, or a railroad track for passenger trains.
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